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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh in 1859 and died in 1930.He set up as a doctor at Southsea and it was while waiting for patients that he began to write. His growing success as an author enabled him to give up his practice and turn his attention to other subjects.His greatest achievement was his creation of Sherlock Holmes, who soon attained international status and constantly distracted him from his other work; at one time Conan Doyle killed him but was obliged by public protest to restore him to life. And in his creation of Dr. Watson, Holmes's companion in adventure and chronicler, Conan Doyle produced not only a perfect foil for Holmes but also one of the most famous narrators in fiction.
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  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Fireship Press (December 4, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934757187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934757185
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,939,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Charles Croft on March 24, 2008
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I can't begin to say enough about this book. I was a big fan of Doyle's "Sherlock Holmes" as a youth. However, I was not aware that he wrote historical novels and my guess is that most people are not aware of it either. Well, everyone should be! For descriptive writing, I have not read anything this good since Patrick O'Brian's novels. Doyle's descriptions of life, romance and adventure in France during the late 17th century reign of Louis the IX are so real you feel you are there at Versailles. Doyle then takes you on a dangerous voyage to French Canada then on to the American frontier where you can feel the danger lurking in the treacherous forests. The plot twists and turns throughout the book always surprising and keeping you on the proverbial edge of your seat. I read a lot of books and this one stands above most that I've read and it's right up there with O'Brian. Don't miss this one!
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This is a story of romance, adventure, and perilous escape , as a family of Huguenot merchants with a son in the military escapes religious persecution in France by fleeing to North America. It is wonderful, exciting, and it reminds you that good people come in every nationality, and that the good Samaritan is one who helps others despite religious differences.
Conan Doyle was an amazing writer. If you wish he's written more Sherlock Holmes' stories, try some of his other novels. You'll be glad you did.
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I thought Arthur Conan Doyle did a wonderful job of this story of a 17th century Huguenot who was a soldier in King Louis' army until the day the king forced him to make a choice. Knowing that he could never recant his faith and fearing the persecution that lay ahead for followers of Jean Calvin, he leaves the country with his bride-to-be and her father. An American who has been visiting Paris and taken in by the Huguenot family helps them escape France but on the way to their promised land they encounter such obstacles as a gigantic iceberg, a Jesuit priest, and a band of ferocious Iroquois warriors.

In spite of being written in the vernacular of the 19th century, the author has penned an adventure with enough cliff hangers that will keep you spellbound until the end of the book.
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Both adults and young adults, especially those of Huguenot descent, will love this classic adventure story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The reader will coincidently learn a great amount of good history while racing through through the book's imaginative scenes of traveling to Canada. The main characters are stranded on an ice floe, attacked by Indians, and hunted by an unpleasant Jesuit.

Courage and bravery, derring-do and a sense of honor characterize not only the featured Huguenot family, but also woodsmen, soldiers, a crippled Catholic priest and an Iroquois woman married to a Frenchman.

Great story.

Kim Burdick
Stanton, Delaware
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